Energy Department Announces Funds for Nuclear Power Plants 

Both existing operational and closed facilities are receiving assistance. 

The Department of Energy has announced a $1.2 billion fund dedicated to extending the life of America’s aging nuclear power plants or potentially reopening plants that have closed, expanding the reactors eligible for aid. 

Secretary Jennifer Granholm said, “Preserving the domestic fleet is critical to reaching America’s clean energy future.” She said that expanding the scope of funding “will allow even more nuclear facilities the opportunity to continue operating as economic drivers in local communities that benefit from cheap, clean and reliable power.” 

Nuclear power plants are a carbon-free source of electricity which is consistent with the administration’s green energy agenda. The Energy Department said power from nuclear reactors accounts for half of the carbon-free electricity in the United States. The funding comes from the bipartisan infrastructure law passed in 2021. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Granholm to seek God’s direction as she heads efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
  • For U.S. energy officials as they pursue the production of green energy.

Sources: Washington Examiner, Utility Drive 


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